Pronounced BRY un
About the name Brian
Brian is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "noble, strong, virtuous" and perhaps "hill" with the idea of one being raised up or exalted.
Conversely, the word brian also means "maggot" in Old Provical/Occitan
Famous Brians include Brian Boru, a great High King of Ireland, Brian May guitarist for Queen, Brian Wilson songwriter for the Beach Boys, Brian Bell of Weezer, and the character Brian from Monty Python's "The Life of Brian"
There is also a Brian in the Irish tale the Sons of Tuireann
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